One of the many challenges of upholstery cleaning is removing baby vomit. Babies can be very messy, especially when you leave them on their own with their sippy cup filled with milk. They always seem to find ways to get dirty. Unfortunately, it is not only them that get dirty. Most often, they leave everything around them as dirty as them, splattering everything with food, vomit, spit and other forms of wastes that can leave their small bodies.
If your couch is one of your baby’s favorite places, you may often find your couch spilled with milk, food or vomit from your cute little baby. Fortunately, there are easy ways to remove baby vomit and other similar stains from your couch.
How to effectively clean your couch
Below are some helpful upholstery cleaning tips that you can apply whenever cleaning your couch. These work best in removing baby vomits and other similar stains.
1. The sooner you get to the vomit, the easier you can clean the couch
If you are right there when the spill happens, it is important that you wipe it off from your couch immediately. Use paper towels to remove as much of the stain as you possible can from your couch. If there is a huge amount of vomit, you might want to use a plastic bag to contain the vomit. You should also wear rubber gloves.
If you cannot get to the vomit quickly, it may have reached the cover of your cushions. Remove the cover and pop it in the washer before the vomit settles and stains your covers.
2. Make vinegar your best friend
According to Myrtle Beach upholstery cleaning professionals, vinegar is the best and most effective cleaner that you can use to remove baby vomit from your couch. It will not only make it easy for you to remove the stains, but it also removes mold, bacteria and the odors left by the baby vomit. And the best thing about using vinegar is you already have it in your home. You do not have to go out and buy from the nearest store.
The best way to use vinegar when cleaning your couch is by mixing it with warm water. Use a washcloth or brush to scrub away the vomit from your couch. If possible, make sure the stain is thoroughly saturated with the vinegar mixture. Once the stain is removed, rinse with water and use a rag towel to remove the excess water. Let the area dry naturally.
3. Use dish soap and water
If you do not have vinegar on hand or if its smell bothers you, you can opt to use dish soap and water instead. Combine the two until you get a soapy solution. Apply to the stained area the same way you would with the vinegar mixture. Scrub away the stain using a washcloth or brush. Make sure your brush thoroughly to remove all the vomit that has seeped through the couch. Rinse with water and blot with towels to dry. Repeat the process if the stain still persists.
4. Realize the power of baking soda
Once you have removed the stain from your couch, some of its scent may still linger. You can effectively remove any lingering stain from baby vomit by sprinkling the area with baking soda. This is best when used with vinegar. Spray the stained area with vinegar first before sprinkling baking soda. Let the solution dry on your couch by waiting for several hours or overnight before you vacuum the powder off.
If you are looking for professional assistance in cleaning your couch, call MBHS Carpet Cleaning today and inquire about their upholstery cleaning services.
MBHS Carpet Cleaning
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577